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Top Free Linux for Netbooks

Aug 24, 2010, 03:05 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rohan Naravane)

"In one of my previous articles I talked about the use of Linux as a free alternative to Windows. Now most people choose to use Windows on computers mainly because of compliance, as some software/games run only on Windows. We wouldn't even argue that some software are better functionally than their Linux-based alternative. No contests for guessing the superior office suite between Microsoft Office and OpenOffice.

"Since the last two years, the inception of Netbooks has brought in a new wave of affordable computers that can be easily carried around anywhere. Netbooks were not designed to replace laptops and are meant to be used for basic tasks. Tasks such as browsing the net, working with office productivity suites, watching a movie or playing a few songs etc. You really don't want to try and run 3D MAX or encode HD videos on it.

"Most Netbooks that were sold in the last two years came bundled with Windows XP Home; an ancient OS in today's date, but probably your best bet since it ran smoothly on that low-power hardware. Windows Vista's heavy system requirements must have also prevented Microsoft from bundling it."

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